May today and everyday bring peace within us.
May we have the ability to appreciate, trust and thank God that we are exactly where we are meant to be, for a purpose.
And friends are quiet Angels, who lift us to our feet, when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.
Shakespeare said, “Sweet are the uses of adversity which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in his head.” Adversity’s precious jewel is cut by the chisels of confidence and competence, forged in a process of confronting and overcoming difficulties.
As Nietzsche said, “What does not destroy me makes me stronger.”
The road to achievement and fulfillment is dotted with hazards and tragedies that can wound us, frighten us, and slow us down. But afflictions and misfortunes can stop us only if we surrender.
If we exercise courage, patience, and perseverance, we can overcome any adversity, bearing pains we cannot relieve and solving problems we cannot avoid
We must always remember that, ”No one wants pain, troubles, or hardship, but it’s inevitable that we’ll have plenty of each. And they won’t come at times of our choosing or in manageable doses.
Adversity is never welcome, but it’s not necessarily our enemy.
May God’s grace strengthen us to deal with, overcome and learn from our adversities on this journey we call ”LIFE.”
A little bird was flying south for the winter. It was so cold the bird froze and fell to the ground into a large field. While he was lying there, a cow came by and dropped some dung on him.
As the frozen bird lay there in the pile of cow dung, he began to realize how warm he was.
The dung was actually thawing him out! He lay there all warm and happy, and soon began to sing for joy.
A passing cat heard the bird singing and came to investigate. Following the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the pile of cow dung, and promptly dug him out and ate him.
Moral of the story:
1. Not everyone who shits on you is your enemy
2. Not everyone who gets you out of shit is your friend
3. And when you’re in deep shit, it’s best to keep your mouth shut!